Barbie's new Dreamhouse goes full IoT with voice instructions

Barbie's new Dreamhouse goes full IoT with voice commands

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Final yr, Mattel debuted its WiFi-enabled Hey Barbie to make playtime a bit extra interactive. A related doll wants an web-pleasant house, too. At this yr’s Toy Truthful, the corporate is displaying off simply that. The Barbie Good day Dreamhouse provides the model’s namesake her very personal sensible residence that really connects to the web and a companion app. That connectivity permits the toy to simply accept voice instructions from youngsters for duties starting from flipping on the lights to working the elevator. Due to course Barbie has an elevator… duh.

When the weekend arrives, there’s Get together Mode that handles the flashing lights and music for all of these finish of the week festivities. And sure, you’ll be able to flip it on with a voice command, too. Social gathering Mode may also flip the stair case right into a slide, as a result of time spent strolling is best used doing something else on the Dreamhouse. As you may anticipate, Barbie’s new house does not come low cost because it’s priced at $299 and anticipated to hit shops this fall.

What’s extra, Barbie’s hopping on the drone bandwagon as nicely. The $60 Star Mild Journey RC Hoverboard is a tiny distant-managed drone that may have the doll flying by means of your front room with ease in an outfit applicable for stated exercise. The flying accent is predicted to reach this fall too, so Barbie followers may have multiple tech-associated choice to ask Santa for this yr.

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